5. Jermain Morrison
Crime: Drug dealer
Jermain Morrison grew up in poverty in Somerville, New Jersey. He only saw one way out, and that was by selling crack and cocaine. By the age of 16, Morrison realised he had a knack for sales, earning up to $100,000 a year. He claims to have stayed up till 04:00 working on the streets. This work ethic allowed him to pay his family’s bills and buy groceries with cash instead of food stamps.
He frequently landed himself in jail, but always made sure there was food left on the table for his family and enough cash tucked away for his release. Some eight years after finally retiring from drug sales, Morrison now sells houses for Prominent Properties Sotheby’s International Realty and serves as a guest broker on NBC’s Open House NYC.